Frank, funny and unapologetically feminist

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Elizabeth Plank, BA’10, is a rising star thanks to her ability to reach a generation that isn’t supposed to want to think about anything serious online.

A different kind of MOOC

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Management professor Henry Mintzberg, BEng’61, is one of the driving forces behind McGill’s first GROOC — a massive open online course that’s designed to foster interaction and collaboration.

Making a living on YouTube

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Tim Blais, BSc’11, MSc’14, and his unique blend of whimsy, science and musicianship have attracted the attention of more than 4.8 million online viewers. Can being a YouTube sensation pay the bills?

Is suicide linked to risky behaviour?

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Research led by McGill’s Fabrice Jollant points to a potential connection between suicide vulnerability and high-risk decision-making in families.

A fresh take on a cult classic

Posted on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Laura Regan, BA’99, has a plum role in the new TV series sequel to Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. A McGill English course sparked her interest in acting.

Murder on his mind

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 11:52 am

As a lawyer, Peter Kirby, BCL’83, LLB’85, is one of Canada’s top international trade specialists. As a crime fiction writer, he specializes in examining some of Montreal’s darker corners.

For the love of dogs

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Best-known for her celebrated books about the history of human relationships, Elizabeth Abbott, MA’66, PhD’71, turns to a new subject close to her heart – the shared world of dogs and humans

Triumphant in Toronto. Next stop, Rio?

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm

by Daniel McCabe, BA’89 McGill students Dori Yeats and Sarah Mehain have a goal in common. They’re both looking forward to acquiring some awfully rare pieces of jewelry in Rio de Janeiro next summer. The trouble is, there are a lot of other people interested in picking up those same items. Yeats and Mehain will [...]

A Parliamentarian to be proud of

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11:11 am

After serving for 16 years as a model of cross-party cooperation in an age of bitter partisanship, former justice minister Irwin Cotler, BA’61, BCL’64, bids farewell to Parliament Hill.

Promoting the great outdoors

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 3:09 pm

McGill students Justin Fisch and Minh-Tâm Thompson have been travelling across Canada this summer, spreading the word about the country’s natural splendour as Parks Canada youth ambassadors.